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SCHOLARSHIPS IN JAPANESE GOVERNMENT MONBUKAGAKUSHO (SCHOLARSHIP)

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT MONBUKAGAKUSHO (SCHOLARSHIP)
For Undergraduate Students
The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Program as follows:

Fields of Study

1) Social Sciences and Humanities: Law, Politics, Economics, Business Administration, Pedagogy, Sociology, Literature, History, Japanese Language and others. It is difficult for applicants who wish to take major in the fields categorized as “others”. *

(2) Natural Sciences: Natural Sciences-A: Science (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry), Electric and Electronic Studies (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Information Engineering, Mechanical Studies (Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Agricultural Engineering), Civil Engineering and Architecture (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering), Chemical Studies (Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Textile Engineering), and other fields (Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mercantile Marine, Biotechnology).

Natural Science-B: Agricultural Studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic Studies (Agriculture, Agricultural Chemistry, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Food Science, Fisheries), Hygienic Studies (Pharmacy, Hygienic, Nursing), Science (Biology).
Natural Sctences-C: Medicine, Dentistry-

Qualifications

Nationality: Applicants must have nationality to which the scholarships are offered. Age: Between 17 and 21 years old as on April 1 of the year of award.

Academic Background: Applicants must either have completed a twelve year regular course of school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to the senior high school in Japan. (Those who will satisfy the above qualifications by March of year of application may apply).

Japanese Language: Applicants must (be willing to) learn the Japanese language and (to) receive university education in Japanese language. Health: Applicants must have no infectious diseases. In view of expected psychological burden due to cultural and environmental changes, mental as well as physical health is an essential prerequisite

Arrival in Japan: Applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between the specified dates. ^Military personnel and military civilian employees registered on the active list are excluded. *The grants may be cancelled if grantees fail to arrive in Japan by the appointed date. *An applicant who has been awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship in the past will not be selected as a grantee.

Term of Scholarship
The awards are tenable for five years from April, including the preliminary instruction in Japanese language and other subjects (one year course) given immediately after the arrival in Japan. For those majoring in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine, the term is seven years.

The preliminary education can be omitted for those whose knowledge of the Japanese language is sufficient to pursue their studies or who wish to enter a university which demands no Japanese language ability. In this case, the awards are tenable for four years (six years for those majoring in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine). ?

The grantee who has graduated and been admitted into the master’s course of a graduate school during the term of scholarship can have his/her term of scholarship extended as a result of selection. Scholarship term will be extended for two years at the maximum, and no extension shall be made beyond this period.

Scholarship benefits
Allowance: 142,500 yen (in FY 2000} per month are given to each grantee during the term of his/her scholarship, with the understanding that the scholarship will be suspended in the case in which a grantee is long absent from the university.

Transportation: (a) Transportation to Jspan: The grantee will be supplied, according to his/her itinerary as designated by the Monbukagakusho, with a tourist class air ticket from the international airport nearest to his/her home address to the New Tokyo International Airport or an international airport designated by the Monbukagakusho. (b) Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the fixed period after the expiration of the scholarship will be supplied, upon application, with a tourist class air ticket from the New Tokyo International Airport (or the international airport nearest to his/her home address.

Arrival Allowance: 25,000 yen.

School Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at-universities would be exempted.

Accommodation: (a) During the first year after arrival in Japan, the grantees would be offered housing at the residence hall of the preparatory institution or in other accommodation provided by the program authorities.
(b) Accommodation for the grantees who have completed the preliminary course are as follows:

(i) The Foreign Student Houses, operated by the Association of International Education, Japan

The grantees enrolled at universities in Tokyo or Osaka district may reside, if they so desire, at one of the Foreign Student Houses operated by the Association of International Education, Japan. However, these dormitories may not be able to accommodate all the students who have applied for housing.

(ii) ‘Residence hails for foreign students established by national universities At present about 80 national universities have residence halls for foreign students. The grantees enrolled at universities where such facilities are available may reside, if they so desire, at these residence halls according to certain conditions. However, some of these facilities may not be able to accommodate all the students who have applied for housing.

(iii) Private boarding houses or apartment
Those who are not able to find accommodation in the above facilities will have to live in a dormitory of the university or in private boarding houses or apartments provided by the university.

(6) Students may receive subvention for part of the medical expenses in japan
The allowance, special housing service and subventions mentioned in the above items (3), (5)-b-(a), and (6) are carried out by the Association of International Education, Japan (AIEJ). AIEJ, founded in 1957, runs foreign student houses in Tokyo and Osaka and performs various activities for foreign students in cooperation with the Monbukagakusho and universities in Japan. Selection: The Japanese Embassy would, in cooperation with the foreign governments concerned select preliminary candidates from among applicants by means of an interview and academic examination and a review of the submitted documents.

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8 Responses to “SCHOLARSHIPS IN JAPANESE GOVERNMENT MONBUKAGAKUSHO (SCHOLARSHIP)”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a Uganda student aged 19, having completed my A level in the year 2008. I obtained CCCC in Physics, Chemistry Biology and Art. I want to pursue a degree in medicine and surgery in Japan. How do i obtain a scholarship.

    Awaiting for a favourble reply from you.

    Thanks.

    JJUUKO MARK

  2. abhay deshmukh, master in fisheries science
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a Indian student aged 26, . I obtained fisheries Biology degree . I want to pursue a ph.d degree in fisheries in Japan. How do i obtain a scholarship.

    Awaiting for a favourble reply from you.

    Thanks.

    JJUUKO MARK

  3. Dear respective authority,

    Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Shariful Islam. I have competed my bachelor degree from the faculty of Fisheries of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh. Now I am doing my masters in the department of Fisheries Management of the same University. I have a great desire to be a student of masters leading to PhD in any reputed university of Japan.

    I am eagerly waiting for your kind reply. Thanking you in anticipation.

    With best regards
    Shariful Islam

  4. Dear sir I have do F.Sc(with physic,chemistry and math) i want to do undergradute study at japan in electronic,Electrical engineering please tell me how i can obtained scholership awaiting for favourable reply from yoh thanks age21 from Pakistan Mobail# + 92 332 665 19 34 email ghulam_sarwer89@yahoo.com

  5. Dear sir/madam,
    I am a student of veterinary medicine.I live in Bangladesh.I want to gst scholarship to perform in MSc programme. so plz help me to contiue my study in your country.(MICROBIOLOGY,IMMUNOLOGY,MEDICINE, PATHOLOGY,PUBLIC HEALTH,EPIDEMIOLOGY,PARASITOLOGY,PHARMACOLOGY etc)

    THANK YOU.
    jaf_sau@yahoo.com

  6. Dear Sir/Maddam,

    Please allow me to introduce myself. Iam by name Ochola Dave, 29 years of age I have competed my Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere University Business School( Kampala Uganda). Now I am doing some small job with a Charity Organisation in Kitgum Uganda with the aim of rasing some fund for further study in Bachelor in Business Administration but its not that easy for me to raise that sum of money. I have a great desire to study Bachelor in Business Administration any reputed university of Japan.

    I am eagerly waiting for your kind reply. Thanking you in anticipation.

    With best regards
    Ochola Dave.

  7. I am an empolyed researcher (post gradutate,51y, with 20yrs research experience in my area in biology.
    I would like to take specialised training on some techniques which will help in future study.
    I have contact with my guide in Japan who is ready to help me if i get some finacial assistance.
    WhAt is the best way to go ahead?
    WHICH FINAICNAL ASSISTANCE I CAN LOOK FOR meeting MY TRAVEL AND STUDY COSTS.pl guide
    thank you

  8. Dear sir I have do F.Sc(with physic,chemistry and math) i want to do undergradute study at japan in telecommunication engineering please tell me how i can obtained scholership awaiting for favourable reply from yoh thanks age 19 from uganda reply on mboowa@inmail24.com

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